People living on the Somerset Levels says a mismanagement of recent flooding has turned a thousand acres of prime farmland and important wildlife habitat into a swamp.
Farmers and residents of North Curry say the Environment Agency should have pumped last month's floodwater off more quickly. This Spring's grass crop is now mud and rotting vegetation, which can be smelt for miles around.
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